Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Posies and Papillons for The Paper Players

Okay, I'm reaching the point where I need to do a big order of new products from the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue! I know that I am really lucky to be able to order a few products from the Sneak Peek pre-order, but I've kind of exhausted them now and I've psychologically detached myself from most of the retiring products, so it's time for something new! Especially, DSP! I felt bereft of inspiration when it came time to create something for The Paper Players' Challenge this week, but I got out a combination that I previously really liked with the In Colour Envelope Paper and Tip Top Taupe, I used a stamp from I Think You're Great to stamp a Watermelon Wonder Posie and good old Papillon Potpourri to add some butterflies, and Boom! I had a card!  Here's The Paper Players' Challenge #246:

It's a great sketch from Anne Marie Hile! This is my take on it:

  • I had butterflies on the brain with this one. Papillon Potpourri is a stamp set I haven't used in forever, but the bitty butterflies were perfect for the three small elements on the left in the sketch and they looked so much better with a stamped image than just punched out of cardstock with the Bitty Butterfly punch. The same with the larger butterfly punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. All the butterfly images are stamped in Tip Taupe Top on coloured cardstock.
  • The sentiment is from Butterfly Basics stamp set.  I just love the scripts used in its sentiments. It turns out that it shows up well stamped right onto the Mint Macaron striped Envelope Paper with Tip Top Taupe ink.
  • The flower is from one of the images in I Think You're Great. I stamped it on Whisper White with Watermelon Wonder ink and trimmed the sides off so that it would look even in a square. I matted it with a larger rectangle of Tip Top Taupe cardstock and a narrow border of Watermelon Wonder cardstock.
We are in the midst of a redecorating project at my house. It was decorated with dark, warm colours in a Tuscan villa kind of look for years. We've decided to go with a beachy decor with light cool colours, except we don't want to change furniture because our leather couch and chair are in next-to-new condition, so we'll see how they fit in. I'm excited to finally get the time for this project. I'll have some before and after photos when we're done.

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Sneak Peek Products from the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue, available June 2, 2015:
I Think You're Great Stamp Set, 2015 - 17 In Colour Envelope Paper, Tip Top Taupe Cardstock, Mint Macaron Cardstock, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock, Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Pad, Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad

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  1. This is gorgeous! I love how you used the floral stamp as a background for your butterfly...just stunning! The whole card is beautiful! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  2. Beautiful card! I really love your choice of colors! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players this week.

  3. What a pretty card, Heather! I love the color combo and the mix of patterns. Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week at The Paper Players! :)


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